Covering titles in every genre, ranging from strategy to racing, Russian publisher 1C delivered an exciting blend of games this year. Bringing independently developed titles into mass-production, 1C often introduces some of the most innovative titles in the industry. This year does not seem any different.
Combining innovative warfare with the traditional RTS experience,
Perimeter takes RTS gaming to another level. Allowing players to create combat units that can be modified mid-mission, strategy takes a very active role through continuously updated tactics. Launching campaigns to seize territories allows players to capture land and develop defenses and energy sources.
Developed by K-D LAB.
Racing is no longer dedicated to slim, sexy cars and small, narrow motorbikes. Rig-N-Roll delves into an experience that puts its players in the driver's seat of some massive trucks and rigs. With authentic models of trucks and their interiors, a completely new collision model and astonishing 3D graphics, Rig-N-Roll brings the realism of the open road as seen through an 18-wheeler to the mainstream. Players will experience thousands miles of real roads highlighting the scenery and nature of California. With locations in San Francisco, L.A., San Diego and San Jose, players will race along famous highways and even venture off course through the state's many small country roads.
Developed by Softlab-NSK.
WWII is a popular concept for any video game genre. The appeal of violence, history, honor and more makes it a sure shot for any style of game. Outfront combines the elements of strategy, real-time tactics, and role playing. It features detailed 3D graphics, a huge variety of historically accurate weapons and machinery, and realistic character behavior. Numerous unique settings and scenarios immerse players in the
atmosphere of WWII.
Developed by Best Way.
Axle, a tough biker and member of the 'No Dice' motorcycle gang is the main character in this cinematic third person 3D action game. Axle Rage takes place in Nailsdale, a post-apocalyptic city built on an artificial coastal sea platform. The area is brash with violence, drugs, and gang wars. Players will not only participate in plenty of hand-to-hand combat, but they will also battle on the road in fast-paced motorcycle brawls. Any object can be used as a weapon. Special moves and hard hitting action keeps Axle Rage in the driver's seat.
Developed by Akella.
Bloody Magic is a single player, 3rd person RPG for the PC where the weapon of choice is magic. Set in a medieval world, a variety of choices exist for both individual quests and character development. Players in Bloody Magic will not be able to choose entirely different types of characters, although many levels and types of magic can be selected to create a personalized adventure.
Developed by Sky Fallen.
With realistic effects, dynamic lighting, and other advanced technologies, Private Wars is gearing up to be a sense-enhancing experience. The tactical 3D shooter borrows elements from traditional action shooters and combines them with elements of stealth. With huge outdoor locations and lush landscapes filled with grass and trees, the simulation achieved in Private Wars is unbelievable.
Developed by TS Group.
In 9000 AD, the fate of humanity will be determined. Borderzone, a combat oriented title, invites players to decide whether the earth has flourished or regressed into despair. Strong action elements, combined with a hint of role-playing, allow the action and strategy of the non-linear plot to unfold in pseudo-turn based combat. Explorers will be led to various endings depending on which paths they choose.
Developed by Saturn-Plus.
MechMinds is an action role-playing game that immerses players in a world inhabited entirely by robots. Assuming the role of an AI robot, players will venture through a world which encompasses a giant military test zone. Action, trade, and exploration are abundant in MechMinds as players are sent on a variety of quests and missions throughout the robot infested landscape.
Developed by SkyRiver Studios.
Stay tuned to Game Vortex for full reviews of each of these titles as they release.